An attractive Christmas bus can be seen roaming the streets of Veliko Tarnovo . Behind the wheel is Santa Claus himself and the good spirit of the passengers is in the hands of Santa’s little helpers – the elves. The Municipal Tourist Agency Tsarevgrad Tarnov came with the idea of the jolly vehicle and now the initiative runs for 4th consecutive year.
The bus is adorned with Christmas decorations and lights and plays favourite Christmas and New Year’s songs. It will be going free of charge and will have a special route. Every Saturday and Sunday it can take you downtown to Marno Pole Park and the Christmas Market and its attractions.
Two ice-skating rinks will be available for the citizens and guests of Veliko Tarnovo. The first one of them is currently under construction behind Billa supermarket. The facility will span at 600 sqm. The field will be frozen via a latest state of the art technology using coolant called glycol. The skating rink will have all necessary certificates and will conform to all safety standards.
Veliko Tarnovo Municipality aims at making the town’s Christmas decoration more lavish and more beautiful with every other year. So this year as part of their efforts they are encouraging people living in Veliko Tarnovo and the neighbouring villages to take part in this initiative. There will be two categories – for private buildings and for public ones.
Everyone can send their suggestions to the Facebook page Велико Търново 2019 – Творим Щастие; the deadline is 22nd December. You should include photos and also write your name and the participating building address. There will be three prizes in each category – 1st place will receive 500 lv, 2nd place – 300 lv and 3rd place will get 200 lv. The winner will be chosen based on the number of likes it receives.
In the meantime Veliko Tarnovo Municipality and The Municipal Tourist Agency Tsarevgrad Tarnov announced that during the festive month the spectacular Sound and Light Show on Tsarevets Fortress will be played 6 times – it will be available on 6th, 7th, 13th, 20th, 27th and 30th December. The start time is the same for all the days – 7 pm.
The construction of a kids’ playground which will also be suitable for disadvantaged and disabled children is currently under way in Marno Pole Park in Veliko Tarnovo. It is the second of its kind in Bulgaria. The old beat-up and dangerous see-saws, swings and slides have been dismantled and removed and the installation of the new elements which conform to all contemporary safety standards has begun.
The Christmas Market in Veliko Tarnovo starts on 1st December; it will be located in Marno Pole Park in the centre of the town. The market is inspired by the traditional Austrian Christmas markets and will bring us all the spirit of the Christmas season with lots of attractions, amusements, events and concerts. The park will be adorned with festive decorations and lightings for third consecutive year.